Friday, May 18, 2012

Art Bead Palette :: Humblebeads

Funny story, one of the first art beads I ever bought, back before I ever knew what an art bead was, was one of Heather Powers' urchin beads. I was fascinated with how she took a humble medium, polymer clay, and turned into art (maybe that's where she came up with the name Humblebeads? I'll have to ask her). The textures and shapes and sheer volume of what she can create amazes me. As does, you guessed it, Heather's color choices.

I'm really taken in with the colors artists choose in their bodies of work, and Heather's color choices are no exception. I think they're fantastic, and would instantly bring a ton of color to a necklace or any jewelry design. Every bead she has in her shop would be an awesome jumping off point, so I picked out a few favorites and whipped up these color palettes.

I know Heather's got a ton of fans out there who love and use her beads, so tell me: what's your favorite Humblebead you've ever bought?

To connect more with Heather, you can visit her website and her blog.

To see more color palettes from me, you can stop by my blog.


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Love these color palettes, very inspiring! The second one is my favorite; makes me think of summer.

My favorite Humblebead is her sea urchin. I haven't actually bought one yet, but it is on my bead wish list!

Beaditi said...

I LOVE "humblebeads" - the nature inspired element, texture, color palette and the finishing... Congratulations on your website Heather !

Rosanne said...

Of all her beads my most favorite would be the dogwood ones. Then her birds and eggs. They are like potato chips, can't have just one!

TesoriTrovati said...

There is not just one that I can pinpoint. But I do have her little fox and hedgie on my bead table as friends. I don't put them away and I don't have the heart to part with them in a design. But if I did, I know right where to go to get more! Thanks for showing off Heather's incredible color sense. I always say that if I were to ever have to choose just one art bead artist to work with the rest of my life, it would be Heather. Her beads are magical! Enjoy the day!
P.S. Don't ever make me have to do that though. I love all my art beads!

Susan said...

The sparrow pendant is my absolute favorite, although it's hard to narrow it down to just one!!!

Rebecca said...

I love your colour palettes Brandi, I wish I had the computer know how to do this! But then I'd also need your amazing eye for colour. Your colour posts are always some of my favourites!